|San Mateo Superior Court II||San Mateo||California 94401||5 miles|
|San Mateo Superior Court||Redwood||California 94063||6 miles|
|Redwood City Superior Court||Redwood||California 94063||7 miles|
|San Mateo Superior Court I||South San Francisco||California 94080||12 miles|
|Palo Alto Traffic Court||Palo Alto||California 94306||12 miles|
|Jerry Garcia Drug Court||San Francisco||California 94134||15 miles|
|Hayward Hall of Justice||Hayward||California 94544||16 miles|
|Alameda Juvenile Court||Alameda||California 94501||17 miles|
|San Leandro Superior Court||San Leandro||California 94578||18 miles|
|San Francisco Superior Criminal Court||San Francisco||California 94103||19 miles|
|San Francisco Traffic Court||San Francisco||California 94103||19 miles|
|Sunnyvale Superior Criminal Court||Sunnyvale||California 94087||19 miles|
Courts are government institutions that administer justice in criminal and civil matters. They're mediated by one or more judges, magistrates or justices who have been appointed or elected.
Courts rely on an adversarial system of justice, which is intended to resolve disputes with fair and impartial outcomes. Their primary purpose is to decide questions of law and determine facts. Attorneys for each side present arguments and introduce evidence to support their arguments.
In some court cases, the final judgment is handed down by a jury of citizens chosen through a selection process. In other cases, a judge makes the final ruling. Cases may be heard in criminal court, civil court, or appellate court.